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aqua-pin CIVIL WAR LITERATURE  
  1. Civil War Homepage
    www.civil-war.net/
    Links to written histories of the war are included on this exhaustive site.

  2. Poetry and Music of the War Between the States
    www.civilwarhome.com/poemssongs.htm
    These are indexed by title, first line, or author. Also includes links to other Civil War websites.
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aqua-pin DICTION
  1. Acronym Finder
    www.acronymfinder.com
    This is another choice for deciphering acronyms and abbreviations.

  2. Acronyma
    www.acronyma.com
    Find out what those multiple-letter words stand for, such as "BMW," "AWOL," and "IBM."

  3. Ask Oxford
    www.askoxford.com
    Definitions are covered here of course, but so are many other word and language links.

  4. Creative Quotations
    www.creativequotations.com
    Over 25,00 quotations are included here, current and historic.

  5. Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
    www.bartleby.com/59/
    Here are over 600 cultural allusions explained.

  6. Dictionary of Quotations
    www.quotationreference.com
    You may search for your quote by author, subject, or keyword.

  7. Dictionary of Scientific Quotations
    www.naturalscience.com/dsqhome.html
    Arranged alphabetically by the people who said them, this is a short collection of scientific words of wisdom.

  8. Dictionary of Units of Measurement
    www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units
    This can be helpful to convert units of measurement.

  9. Dictionary.com
    www.dictionary.com
    Word definitions are available, as are synonyms, antonyms, and answers to grammar questions.

  10. Do You Speak English?
    www.pbs.org/speak/
    Listen to different dialects from areas of our country.

  11. English Pronouncing Dictionary with Sound
    www.howjsay.com
    82,000 sound files!

  12. Glossary of Internet Terms
    www.matisse.net/files/glossary.html
    Discover the meaning of terms used on the Internet.

  13. Library Spot Quotations
    www.libraryspot.com/quotations.htm
    There are links to several quotation collections here.

  14. Lit Quotes
    www.litquotes.com/
    You can search quotes by topic, word or phrase here.

  15. Merriam Webster's Word Central
    www.wordcentral.com
    Time to look up that word!

  16. Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
    www.merriam-webster.com/
    You may use the Merriam-Webster dictionary or thesaurus here.

  17. Movie Quotes
    www.moviequotes.com
    You may look up quotations from various movies by choosing the beginning letter of the title and seeing what quotes are available from that flick.

  18. Ninjawords
    www.ninjawords.com
    Your fastest link to definitions.

  19. Online Rhyming Dictionary
    www.rhymer.com/
    90,000 word dictionary!

  20. Oxymorons
    www.oxymorons.info
    Check out these phrases that seem to contradict themselves, such as "new used car" and "reality TV."

  21. Phrase Finder
    www.phrases.org.uk
    Find out the meanings of phrases, euphemisms, misheard song lyrics — even quotes from Shakespeare.

  22. Quotable Women
    www.wendy.com/women/quotations.html
    Check out this archive of great quotes by women.

  23. Quotations
    www.bartleby.com/100
    Online version of Bartlett's Book of Quotations. Over 10,000 quotes are listed.

  24. Quotations and Proverbs Search
    www.faganfinder.com/quotes/
    Great search tool for locating those quotes and proverbs!

  25. Quotations Page
    www.quotationspage.com
    Fifteen thousand quotations are indexed here, by author and subject.

  26. Quote Garden
    www.quotegarden.com
    Quotations are arranged here by topic or special occasion.

  27. Quote Geek
    www.quotegeek.com
    Quotes from literature, movies, television, and celebrities.

  28. Quote World
    www.quoteworld.org
    Find the quotation you've been searching for here.

  29. Quoteland
    www.quoteland.com
    Search for that elusive saying here.

  30. Rhyme Zone
    www.rhymezone.com
    Writing that poem or song and can't think of a rhyming word? This site can help.

  31. Sayings and Phrases
    www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/index.html
    Find out what all of those phrases, sayings and idioms mean.

  32. Thesaurus.com
    www.thesaurus.com
    Synonyms are found here for many words. Sister site to Dictionary.com.

  33. Webopedia
    www.webopedia.com
    Online encyclopedia that covers things related to computer technology and the Web.

  34. Wiktionary
    en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Main_Page
    Free multilingual dictionary.

  35. Wisdom of the Ages — Quote of the Day
    www.quotations.com/w_filter.htm
    You can choose a quotation here by time period or length.

  36. Word Reference
    www.wordreference.com
    Popular language dictionary for translation.

  37. Your Dictionary
    www.yourdictionary.com
    Definitions are waiting. Look for those tricky words here.
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aqua-pin GENERAL 

  1. American Literature and Writers
    www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/TABLE.HTML
    American literature from the period prior to 1700 until the present, arranged by chronology.

  2. British and Irish Authors on the Web
    lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/UK-authors.html
    From Beowulf to Ken Follett.

  3. Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site
    www.carolhurst.com
    Resources on children’s literature.

  4. Celebration of Women Writers
    digital.library.upenn.edu/women
    Search for individual female authors or browse the extensive lists.

  5. EDSitement
    edsitement.neh.gov
    Online humanities resources from libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions brought together for use in the classroom.

  6. Fantastic Fiction Bibliographies
    www.fantasticfiction.co.uk
    Science-fiction, fantasy, and horror-book bibliographies arranged by author or title.

  7. FreeBooknotes.com
    www.freebooknotes.com/index.html
    Free summaries, guides, and notes.

  8. Grammar Bytes
    www.chompchomp.com/menu.htm
    Grammar terms, exercises, and worksheets.

  9. High School Literature: Multnomah Public Library
    www.multcolib.org/homework/hslit.html
    Links to authors, poets, poetry, short stories and more.

  10. History of Mystery
    www.mysterynet.com
    Online mysteries to solve, mystery games, and news. Perfect for the "Whodunnit?" fan.

  11. Legends
    bestoflegends.org/index.html
    Reviews and essays on many legends.

  12. Literature and Culture of the American 1950s
    www.english.upenn.edu/~afilreis/50s/home.html
    Reading lists and links.

  13. Quizlet
    www.quizlet.com
    Tool for learning and practicing vocabulary terms.

  14. Victorian Web
    www.victorianweb.org
    The Victorian Web covers many facets of Victorian life. There is an author list for perusing.

  15. Voices from the Gap: Women Writers of Color
    voices.cla.umn.edu
    Meet these North American female writers of color and their works.

  16. Women’s Studies Resources: Literature
    bailiwick.lib.uiowa.edu/wstudies/literature.html
    Links to resources for women’s literature.
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aqua-pin GRAMMAR
  1. Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
    www.grammarbook.com
    Online exercises in grammar and punctuation. How well can you do?

  2. Grammar Bytes
    www.chompchomp.com
    Interactive review of grammar skills.

  3. Guide to Grammar and Style
    andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing
    Grammatical rules and usage.

  4. Guide to Grammar and Writing
    grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm
    Get help with essays, paragraphs and research papers.
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aqua-pin MLA WORKS CITED  
  1. MLA Examples (Diana Hacker webpage)
    http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04_c08_s2.html
    Examples that will help you format your Works Cited page.

 


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aqua-pin POETRY

  1. About.com 20th Century Poetry
    poetry.about.com/od/20thcenturypoets/
    Poets of the 1900s.

  2. About.com Poetry Home Page
    poetry.about.com/?once=true&
    Learn about and read poetry.

  3. Bartleby Poetry
    www.bartleby.com/verse
    Here you can search for poetry in one of the largest sources of free verse on the Internet.

  4. Fooling with Words with Bill Moyer
    www.pbs.org/wnet/foolingwithwords
    Poetry source that also includes lesson plans and teacher activities.

  5. Giggle Poetry
    www.gigglepoetry.com
    Fun poetry for all!

  6. Giggle, Giggle, Snicker, Laugh
    www.robertpottle.com
    Just enjoy these poems that celebrate joy and laughter.

  7. Jack Prelutsky
    jackprelutsky.com/
    Information on this popular poet for young people.

  8. Lesson Plans and Activities for Poetry
    www.education-world.com/a_special/poetrymonth.shtml
    Get ready for Poetry Month in April!

  9. Lost Poets of the Great War
    www.emory.edu/ENGLISH/LostPoets/ThePoets.html
    Six featured authors of the World War One era.

  10. Modern American Poetry
    www.english.uiuc.edu/maps
    Study over 150 modern poets here.

  11. Modern American Poetry: A Multimedia Companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry
    www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/
    Interviews, online poems, links to other sites.

  12. Poem Title Index
    rpo.library.utoronto.ca
    If you are looking for a specific poem, you can search here by several different methods.

  13. Poet's Corner
    www.theotherpages.org/poems/
    Variety of works by many authors.

  14. Poetry 180: A Poem a Day For American High Schools
    www.loc.gov/poetry/180/
    Easy way for students to read more poetry.

  15. Poetry Teacher
    www.poetryteachers.com
    How to explore poetry with students.

  16. Poetry Tool
    www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/tool.poem.html
    News and articles about poetry are included.

  17. Presidents as Poets
    www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/prespoetry/.
    Read the works of Washington, Carter and more.

  18. Rhyme Zone
    www.rhymezone.com
    Find rhymes, synonyms, and definitions on this site.

  19. Robert Frost
    www.americanpoems.com/poets/robertfrost/
    Biographical info along with reader comments are found here.

  20. Scholastic's Writing With Writers
    teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry
    Join in poetry workshops by Jack Prelutsky, Karla Kushkin, and Jean Marzollo.

  21. Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Century Sonnets
    www.sonnets.org/17th.htm
    Large collection of sonnets.

  22. Shadow Poetry
    www.shadowpoetry.com/
    Examples of different kinds of poetry.

  23. Sonnet Central
    www.sonnets.org/
    Archive of English sonnets.
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aqua-pin READ ONLINE    

  1. Bibliomania
    www.bibliomania.com/
    Online literature, book notes, study guides.

  2. British Poetry: 1780-1910
    etext.lib.virginia.edu/britpo.html
    Archive of scholarly editions.

  3. Canterbury Tales
    www.librarius.com/cantales.htm
    Includes Middle English glossary.

  4. Classic Reader (Poetry, Short Stories, Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama)
    www.classicreader.com/
    Over 3000 works of literature can be read here.

  5. Complete Works of William Shakespeare
    the-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/works.html
    Read them here!

  6. Electronic Poetry Center
    wings.buffalo.edu/epc/authors
    Choose poems by author.

  7. Folklore and Mythology—Electronic Texts
    www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html
    Legends and fables.

  8. Grimm’s Fairy Tales
    www.nationalgeographic.com/grimm/
    12 tales.

  9. Index of Poets in Representative Poetry Online
    rpo.library.utoronto.ca/
    Look up the poets here.

  10. Literary Resources on the Net
    andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/
    Links to medieval, Renaissance, classical literature.

  11. Middle English Collection
    etext.lib.virginia.edu/mideng.browse.html
    Read these works online.

  12. Online Books Page
    onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu
    Over 23,000 free books on the web.

  13. Twenty Great American Short Stories
    www.americanliterature.com/SS/SSINDX.HTML
    Choose which you’d like to read!

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aqua-pin SPANISH   

  1. Mas! Arriba!
    www.trentu.ca/masarriba
    Introductory Spanish language exercises.

  2. Spanish Culture
    spanish.about.com
    Links for Spanish language resources.

  3. Spanish Dictionary
    www.spanishdict.com
    This dictionary en español has over 50,000 entries.
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aqua-pin SPELLING  
  1. Words You Need to Know
    myspellit.com/need2know.html
    Sponsored by the National Spelling Bee. Take a sample 12 word test, you might be challenged by the words they’ve chosen!


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aqua-pin WORLD LITERATURE 
  1. Aesop's Fables Online
    www.mythfolklore.net/aesopica
    You can read the fables of Aesop online here.

  2. Bulfinch's Mythology
    www.greekmythology.com/Books/Bulfinch/bulfinch.html
    Read and discover these stories from ancient times.

  3. Camelot Project
    www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/cphome.stm
    Information about the fables of King Arthur and his knights.

  4. Encyclopedia Mythica
    www.pantheon.org
    Explore this encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and legend.

  5. Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
    www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html
    Read folklore and mythology here or link to other Germanic, folk, and fairy tales and legends.

  6. Greek Mythology
    www.desy.de/gna/interpedia/greek_myth/greek_myth.html
    Enjoy this introduction to Greek mythology by browsing information about the gods, heroes, creatures, and family trees listed.

  7. Greek Mythology
    www.greekmythology.com
    The figures, gods, myths, creatures, and places of Greek mythology are featured here.

  8. Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore
    www.luminarium.org/mythology/ireland
    This link includes the history, language, literature, and mythology of Ireland.

  9. Myth Man
    www.mythman.com
    Check out the Myth of the Month or look for specific information on Greek mythology.

  10. Mythweb
    www.mythweb.com
    Learn about heroes, gods, and monsters of Greek mythology.

  11. Stories, Folklore, and Fairy Tales
    www.cln.org/themes/fairytales.html
    Study folklore, legend,s and tales here by linking to dozens of related sites.

  12. World Myths and Legends in Art
    www.artsmia.org/world-myths
    Artists have been inspired by the myths. Explore that on this site!

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aqua-pin WRITING ADVICE 

  1. Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
    www.grammarbook.com/
    Rules on grammar, punctuation, and editing.

  2. Daily Grammar
    www.dailygrammar.com/
    Lessons on many grammar topics.

  3. Dr. Grammar
    www.drgrammar.org/
    Fun with words and their origins.

  4. Language Arts Practice
    List and practice of skills students learn in 7th & 8th grade. Aligned with Nebraska standards.

  5. Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
    www.powa.org/
    Organize, revise, and edit your writing.

  6. Purdue Online Writing Lab
    owl.english.purdue.edu/
    Writing assistance from Purdue University.

  7. Vocabulary University
    www.vocabulary.com
    Interactive vocabulary lessons and activities.

  8. Writing Fix
    writingfix.com
    Help for writers, students and teachers.

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Updated November 4, 2014
by Gloria Godtel
District Media Specialist